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Forum: Brew Science 09-11-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Duane
Fair enough. Actually, I'm not sure if I can...

Fair enough. Actually, I'm not sure if I can improve them. It's not that I've noticed anything wrong, per se. But I'm wondering if tinkering with water will give me something I don't know I'm...
Forum: Brew Science 09-11-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Duane
Unscientific, imprecise, and dirty tricks...

I'm brand new with tinkering in water chemistry in brewing, and for now would like to stay that way. I have No interest yet in plugging in numbers in water calculators, buying test strips, or...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-10-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,391
Posted By Duane
Two Day Brew Process?

Anyone see any problems with splitting up a brew day over two days IN THE WINTER?

My biggest brewing obstacle is finding a full 5 hours free in a single day to do a batch. How about splitting...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-03-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Duane
So if I understand you correctly the amount of...

So if I understand you correctly the amount of water really doesn't affect final cell count - just potentially the yeast health.

I thought during the reproduction phase, prior to fermentation, the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-01-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Duane
starter cell count factors

Beginner question about yeast starters.

Does final cell count have more to do with volume of wort or amount of sugar (gravity) in the starter?

I get the feeling from reading around about how...
Forum: General Techniques 09-01-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Duane
Thanks for the comments, all. Time in the bottle...

Thanks for the comments, all. Time in the bottle has increased carbonation a bit, but hasn't done anything for head retention. within a few seconds after pouring the foam dies and I'm left with a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-01-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By Duane
regulator leak

I just bought a used regulator that leaks at the nut attaching it to the cylinder, even when screwed on pretty tight. It's one that does NOT use a regular washer, but has a quad ring washer built...
Forum: General Techniques 07-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Duane
Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. ...

Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest.

I have a malty Belgian strong ale on tap. After I pour 12 oz of this stout from the bottle, if I top off the pint with some of the malty Belgian it...
Forum: General Techniques 07-21-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Duane
Yeah, the yeast and high temp were intentional. ...

Yeah, the yeast and high temp were intentional. I was going for a "bananas foster stout" Banana was all I smelled as this fermented, but I can't taste it much.

Regardless of yeast strain and...
Forum: General Techniques 07-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Duane
Help "fix" my batch of beer

9# Vienna
1# EACH of chocolate malt, crystal 120, and instant oats
Small amount of noble hops
Wyeast weihenstephan (3068)

Mash 152 deg.
Ferment 76 deg.

It has been bottled about a week....
Forum: General Techniques 07-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Duane
Help "fix" my batch of beer

Greetings!

So I set out to make a sweet, dessert-type stout. That didn't exactly happen, despite the full pound of Crystal 120 and moderate mash temperatures. Totally baffled as to what...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,373
Posted By Duane
I used a full bottle according to instructions in...

I used a full bottle according to instructions in a 5 gallon batch and couldn't taste even a hint of cherry - not even when tasting it side by side with an identical beer without cherry. Maybe a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-23-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By Duane
Brewer's Best Cherry Flavoring

Has anyone else had problems with using this and getting no cherry flavor from it? I made 5 gallons of a rather plain pale ale, bottled one gallon withOUT cherry extract, then bottled the remaining...
Forum: General Techniques 05-15-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By Duane
I like the way an individual glass tastes with a...

I like the way an individual glass tastes with a tablespoon of reduced wort. Balances out the hops.

The rest of the reduced wort is chilled and ready to go in the keg. I plan to wait until...
Forum: General Techniques 05-12-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By Duane
Back Sweetening Beer with keg?

So... a batch of bock turned out a lot drier than anticipated. Used a California lager (common/steam) yeast that took it down to 1.008, even at a 152 mash temp.

It's kegged right now and sitting...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-30-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Duane
Thanks! I was just running back to my computer...

Thanks! I was just running back to my computer to tell you I think I have all my problems fixed to keep you from going through the trouble of responding.

1/2 wrench worked like a charm to move my...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-30-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Duane
Turns out the screw was just stuck and needed a...

Turns out the screw was just stuck and needed a bunch of pressure. It's strange. I seem to have to use a lot of strength to get the screw to turn in any direction. Should I remove the screw and hit...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-29-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Duane
Here's the latest enigma: my tank is feeding 12#...

Here's the latest enigma: my tank is feeding 12# of pressure into my regulator even though it's not hooked up to any kegs and the regulator is dialed down as far as I can turn it. When I open up a...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-26-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Duane
It wouldn't be convenient to free up another keg...

It wouldn't be convenient to free up another keg at the moment. Wouldn't it work just as well to pull the dead/sterilized yeast off the bottom through the faucet? Or what purpose did you have in...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Duane
I really don't want to go through the trouble and...

I really don't want to go through the trouble and time of warming my cider back up to room temperature to let the yeast finish doing their thing at a normal rate, so I think I'm going to try this... ...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Duane
Thanks! I can't say for certain that I do not...

Thanks! I can't say for certain that I do not have a back flow preventing valve, but I suspect that is the case. I over-carbonated my first keg. I'm in the process now of trying to relieve some of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-25-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Duane
Ok! Follow up hypothetical question: Keg 1...

Ok! Follow up hypothetical question:

Keg 1 liquid is carbonated to 10 lbs of pressure. Keg 2 liquid to 20 lbs of pressure. If I shut off the main valve to the cylinder but open up both gas valves...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-24-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Duane
If the problem is indeed yeast in suspension are...

If the problem is indeed yeast in suspension are y'all saying I would NOT have luck just using cambden tablets (potassium metabisulfate) at this point?

On a related note, can I back sweeten AND...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-24-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Duane
cider stabilizing problems

So, now that I have a kegging system I'm trying to make my first batch of sweet, sparkling hard cider. But now I have a glitch in my plan and need some advice.

I fermented my cider with US-05 all...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Duane
CO2 regulator question

Am I right in saying that, with the gas line connected and open, I CAN increase the regulator pressure at any time, BUT CANNOT reduce the regulator pressure (no matter how much I turn the screw...
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